Chapter 8 Dietary Guidelines

By: Isabel Malvaez

What do the Dietary Guidelines do for Americans?

Dietary Guidelines Provide advice to help people live longer, healthier lives.

A diet is an eating plan

Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs

Age, gender, activity level, and whether you are trying to maintain or loose weight are factors that determine your calorie needs

A nutrient dense food is a food that provides high amount of vitamins and minerals for relatively few calories

How to maintain a healthy weight

A risk factor is a condition that increases your chances of developing a problem

Suggestions for being physically active everyday

Active living helps you control your weight and strengthen your heart and lungs

A teen should get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity into daily routine

Importance of whole grains,fruits,vegetables,and milk

These foods are healthy because they give you proteins and grains

Health benefits are they help protect against heart disease, cancer, and other health problems

You can include these foods in your daily diet by eating yogurt,fruits,smoothies, or sandwiches

How to limit fats and cholesterol

2 types of unhealthy fats that rise cholesterol are saturated and unsaturated fats

Cholesterol can develop from a high fat diet

Be choosy about carbohydrates

There are foods with natural sugar

There are foods with added sugar

You should limit your sugar intake so you won't get any diseases or health problems

Why reduce sodium and increase potassium?

Sodium benefits the body

Diseases linked to excessive sodium

Potassium-Potassium is a mineral that, among other things, helps your muscles contract, helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of body cells and helps maintain normal blood pressure by blunting the effect of sodium. Potassium may also reduce your risk of recurrent kidney stones and possibly bone loss as we get older.

Avoid Alcohol

Drinking can affect, or influence, your judgement, and that can lead to accidents or injuries. Heavy drinking also increases the chance of accidents and injuries , violence, emotional problems and many more. Drinking can also put others at risk

Why is food safety an important part of Dietary Guidelines

Safe food is healthful food that is free from harmful bacteria and other contaminants. When food is nor properly handled, stored, and prepared, it can cause food borne illness.